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Sunday – 3 December 2017
Anniversary of the Death of C J La Trobe - Sunday Service:
11am
Charles Joseph La Trobe was remembered at a service at St Peter’s Eastern Hill, coinciding with a memorial service at St Michael the Archangel, Litlington, Sussex, where he is buried. The Vicar of St Peter’s, Rev’d Dr Hugh Kempster, invited La Trobe Society members and their friends to the service, followed by refreshments. Address: 15 Gisborne Street, Melbourne.
Friday – 24 November 2017
Christmas Cocktails:
6 – 8pm
Guest speaker: Dr Doug McCann, who talked about ‘The Royal Society and its History’ - Charles Joseph La Trobe having been the patron of the Philosophical Society, forerunner of the present Society. Venue: Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Society, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Wednesday – 25 October 2017
Furphy Lecture:
5.45 – 8 pm
Guest speaker: Matthew Richardson, ‘How Minds Began: Classical Evolutionary Insights that Escaped Darwin and Dawkins’. Post-lecture, La Trobe University Chancellor, Professor Richard Larkins, launched John Barnes’ biography, La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor (Halstead Press) to coincide with La Trobe University's 50th anniversary. Venue: Shepparton Campus, La Trobe University. 
(La Trobe University event)
Sunday – 15 & 22 October 2017
History Week at La Trobe’s Cottage:
2 – 4pm
Tours focused on Charles Joseph La Trobe as the pioneering administrator in Victoria’s foundation and also provide an insight into family life at his ‘Jolimont’ estate.
Click here to visit the History Week website
Sunday – 1 October 2017
Garden Day at La Trobe’s Cottage:
1 – 4pm
Spring Opening of the Cottage with an emphasis on La Trobe’s garden, and the heritage plants he favoured. La Trobe’s Cottage Gardener, Sandi Pullman, led tours of the garden at 1.15, 2.15 and 3.15pm. At this time we celebrated the 178th anniversary of the La Trobe family’s arrival in early Melbourne.
Sunday – 10 September 2017
La Trobe and the Cape Otway Lighthouse:
2.30–4pm
Speaker: Tim Gatehouse, researcher into Victoria’s colonial era, talked about Charles Joseph La Trobe’s role in building the lighthouse that created a safer shipping route through treacherous Bass Strait, more… Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.  YouTube video  
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe's Cottage event)
Sunday – 13 August 2017
Captain ‘Old King’ Cole:
2.30 – 4pm
Speaker: John Botham, early Melbourne researcher, used George Ward Cole, Port Phillip Pioneer and Victorian Patriarch, to illustrate life and progress in Melbourne’s founding years, more... Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.  You Tube video
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe's Cottage event)
Wednesday – 2 August 2017
La Trobe Society AGM and Dinner:
6.30pm
Guest Speaker: Professor Ian D. Clark, Federation University, whose topic was ‘A Fascination with Bunyips’. Venue: Lyceum Club, Ridgway Place, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday – 9 July 2017
Pioneer Public Health Practitioners in the Port Phillip District:
2.30 – 4pm
Speaker: Dr Walter Heale MBBS FRACP, medical historian, shared his research into five very interesting and little known identities in the early medical scene in Victoria, more... Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.  You Tube video
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe's Cottage event)
Friday – 30 June 2017
Melbourne Rare Book Week Lecture:
6.30 – 8.00pm
‘The Antiquities of Mexico: Charles La Trobe, Lord Kingsborough and the nine magnificent volumes of The Antiquities of Mexico’. Speaker: Dr Sylvia Whitmore, Research Fellow, La Trobe University. Venue: Tonic House, 386 Flinders Lane, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event, sponsored by Roy Morgan Research)
Thursday – 29 June 2017
Author in-Conversation : John Barnes on Charles Joseph La Trobe:
11am – 12.15pm
At this event author John Barnes shed new light on Charles Joseph La Trobe, the subject of his new biography, La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor. Venue: Red Rotunda, Cowen Gallery, State Library Victoria.   YouTube
(State Library Victoria event)
Tuesday – 20 June 2017
C J La Trobe Society/RHSV A G L Shaw lecture:
6.30 – 8pm
Guest speaker: Professor Keir Reeves, Federation University, whose topic was ‘The Historical Legacy of Victoria’s Goldrushes’. Venue: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Cnr William and A’Beckett Streets, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday – 11 June 2017
Surveying the Landscape:
2.30 – 4pm
Speaker: Dr Fay Woodhouse, historian, considered who was responsible for the first plan of Melbourne: Robert Russell or Robert Hoddle? more… Followed by the launch of Patricia Hawkins' Robert Russell: artist of early Melbourne, editor Fay Woodhouse, flier. Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage event)
Tuesday – 9 May 2017
Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage Annual Lecture:
6 – 8pm
Guest Speaker: Simon Ambrose, CEO, National Trust of Australia (Victoria), who talked about ‘Heritage and the National Trust: An Eye to the Past, Plans for the Future’. Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens.
(La Trobe Society/Friends of La Trobe’s Cottage event)
Sunday – 23 and 30 April 2017
Australian Heritage Festival at La Trobe’s Cottage:
open 2 – 4pm
Visitors were able to learn about Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria's first Governor and visionary administrator. They were also able to hear some fascinating stories from the family's letters about their life in early Melbourne, both before and during the years of the gold rushes.
Tuesday – 11 April 2017
Wild Colonial Boys: Bushrangers in Victoria, exhibition:
6 – 8pm
Speaker: Margaret Anderson, General Manager, Old Treasury Building, who considered ‘There is more to Bushranging than Ned Kelly’. Also there was opportunity to view the Executive Council chamber and exhibition of Early Melbourne paintings from the Roy Morgan Research collection. Venue: Old Treasury Building Museum, 20 Spring Street, Melbourne.
(La Trobe Society event)
Sunday 19 March 2017
La Trobe’s Birthday Celebration:
4.30 – 6pm
Speaker: Professor John Barnes, ‘In Search of La Trobe’, on his much anticipated book, La Trobe: Traveller, Writer, Governor. Venue: Mueller Hall, National Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Afterwards birthday cake and festive drinks to celebrate Charles Joseph La Trobe’s 216th birthday.
(La Trobe Society event)
Thursday 26 January 2017
Australia Day at La Trobe’s Cottage:
Cottage open 1 – 4pm
Visitors were able to join in the celebration of Australia Day in the Domain with guided tours of the Cottage, flag raising ceremonies, rifle salutes and a lamington stall. It was Open Day at nearby Government House so they were able to view the homes of both the first and current Victorian Governors.
Click here to visit the Australia Day website

 

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